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32 reviewed resources for black history month programs

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February: Black History Month

For Teachers 1st - 9th
Students embrace, celebrate and study why February is Black History Month. They assess who Carter G. Woodson is and how the month long celebration evolved in the United States. Each student interacts with history, music, literature and...
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Black History Month Biographies

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students research famous African Americans for Black History Month. In this biography lesson, students read about five famous African Americans: Nat King Cole, Jackie Robinson, Melba Pattillo, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King. They...
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A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture

For Teachers K - 12th
Packed with a wealth of information about African-Americans of note, this packet, and the links it provides to other resources, could be used as is for a month-long study of Black history or to supplement lessons already in your curriculum.
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Convict Leasing in Alabama: a System That Re-Enslaved Blacks After the Civil War

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The post-Civil War convict leasing program, rarely covered in textbooks, is the focus of a lesson plan that asks class members to use information drawn from primary source documents to assess the program. While the focus is on Alabama's...
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Ray Charles and Country Music

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Ray Charles used the pain and adversity from his life to influence an entire genre of American music. Learn about the musician's daily life, struggles and success, and powerful musical style with a thorough resource.
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The Power of Nonviolence: The Children's March

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What was the Children's Crusade and how did it impact the civil rights movement in the United States? Your young learners will learn about this incredible event through a variety of instructional activities, from reading a poem and...
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Black Kentuckians and the Civil War

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students demonstrate how the American Civil War affected black Kentuckians socially and politically. They identify and discuss the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which forced the end of slavery in Kentucky months after the...
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ESL Printing Practice: Black History

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this ESL printing practice worksheet, students trace and write words related to black history month. A reference web site is given.
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African American Pioneers in Aviation

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Bessie Coleman. William Powell. Willa Brown. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. While these names may not be familiar to many Americans, they are African American pioneers in aviation history. Class members have an opportunity to research the...
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A Walk Through History - In Honor of Black Americans

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students, in observance of Black History Month, research the lives of African Americans who have made special contributions to American life and society. They write a short biography highlighting the person's contribution.
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The 1960s in America

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Discover the incredible change and volatility that was 1960s America with an engaging, informative video. It begins with an extensive overview of pivotal moments during the civil rights movement and the subsequent shift toward militant...
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The Women of NASA

For Students 9th - 12th
New ReviewHuman computers? Although it may sound like science fiction, the term was used to describe the women who made the NASA calculations before the advent of electronic computers. A 21-slide presentation introduces viewers to the women who...
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Stepping into Selma

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The 1964 Selma to Montgomery, Alabama voting rights marches are the focus of a lesson designed to introduce learners to people who took part in the Civil Rights Movement. Class members set into the role of one of the participants,...
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The Power of Nonviolence: Rosa Parks: A Quest for Equal Protection Under the Law

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Teach young historians about the historical legacy of Rosa Parks with a multi-faceted lesson plan. Pupils follow stations and use journals to explore prominent events, analyze primary resource documents, and engage in interesting...
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Happy Birthday!

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students honor African Americans in history. In this celebrating achievements lesson, students plan, design, and implement ways to honor persons in African American history during Black History Month.
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Black History Project

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore and analyze about famous African-Americans by listening to four picture book biographies. They generate a list of 15 famous African-Americans and then create a survey to rank them according to importance of...
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Democracy in Action: Freedom Riders

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
This is a must-have resource for every social studies teacher covering the civil rights movement. Through an engaging video and detailed viewing guide, young historians learn about the Freedom Riders, and discover how everyday...
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In The Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson - Activity Book

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Moving to a new country isn't easy, as Shirley Temple Wong learns in In The Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord. A series of language arts activities carry readers through the novel, addressing the story's themes,...
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A New Birth of Freedom: Black Soldiers in the Union Army

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students investigate the history of civil rights by viewing historical photographs.  In this U.S. history lesson, students discuss why Black Soldiers fought for their rights by joining the Union Army in the 1800's.  Students complete a...
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Being Heard

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Examine the work of contemporary authors who use their writing to express opinions about the struggle against prejudice and oppression in our society. A short lesson on the Harlem Renaissance introduces learners to the most prominent...
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365 Days of African American History

For Teachers K - 12th
Young scholars use a calendar template to create a daily calendar of African American historical events. They put one event on each day of the calendar.
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Research Project

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students fill out a form which asked the WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, and WHY about the person they were assigned to research, they gather their information from different web sites on Lightspan and Yahooligans. They create a HyperStudio and...
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A Christmas Celebration in the Black Culture

For Teachers 8th - 11th
How much does your class know about Kwanzaa? Using the Internet, pupils practice using the Internet to find information. They then compare and contrast the similarities and differences between Kwanzaa and Christmas.
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ESL Holiday Lessons: Anzac Day

For Students 6th - 11th
In this language skills worksheet, learners read an article on Anzac Day. Students respond to 6 matching questions, 29 fill in the blank questions, 30 multiple choice questions, 12 word scramble questions, 30 short answer...